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secondsblue

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1/2 Black = URM?
« on: October 05, 2008, 01:37:34 AM »
Title says it all. Half black, half white, = URM for applications?

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Re: 1/2 Black = URM?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 11:33:00 AM »
Do you identify yourself as black or white? There's your answer. Pull an Obama move.

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Re: 1/2 Black = URM?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008, 06:54:06 PM »
The thing with this question is the schools are looking to show they are diverse. They aren't looking to benefit you or another URM as much as they are trying to help themselves look better (for the most part). They want people who can say they are URM, even if the applicants truly occupy the gray areas in between. You are definitely URM.